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TNT Renews Dramas ‘Animal Kingdom’ and ‘Claws’

Number of New Episodes Ordered Not Confirmed

TNT has greenlit new seasons of scripted dramas “Animal Kingdom” and “Claws.”

“Animal Kingdom,” which heads into season four, follows a teenage boy (Finn Cole), who, after the death of his mother, moves in with the Codys, a criminal family clan governed by Ellen Barkin as matriarch Smurf.  And “Claws,” which returned for season two on June 10 and was originally planned as a half-hour single-camera comedy for HBO, follows five manicurists at the Nail Artisan salon of Manatee County, Florida who begin laundering money from a neigboring pain clinic. It stars Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran and Jenn Lyon.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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